Mackellar businesses OPEC Systems and Blueye Eyewear will have the chance to make valuable connections and seek export opportunities in the European market when they showcase their products at the 2018 Eurosatory tradeshow in Paris.
OPEC Systems, from Belrose specialises in Checmical Biological Radiological Nuclear Protective Ensembles and Blueye Eyewear, from Killarney Heights specialises in ballistic eyewear including sunglasses and goggles.
These businesses will travel to Paris, France as part of Team Defence Australia to showcase their capabilities to a wide variety of companies and government and military representatives from Europe and beyond.
Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski said that the opportunity for businesses such as Opec and Blueye to attend Eurosatory is a real benefit to the beaches.
“Accessing export opportunities through defence industry will strengthen our national economic position and help build our industrial base which ultimately contributes to Australian Defence Force capability”, Mr Falinski said.
Exporting overseas will encourage growth, innovation and employment in the beaches, and the work of Team Defence Australia at events such as Eurosatory is crucial in achieving these outcomes” he said.
“I look forward to seeing more of our local businesses take advantage of these exciting opportunities to access the defence export market”.
Eurosatory 2018 runs from 11–15 June 2018, and is one of the most prominent defence sector events in Western Europe, with the 2016 event attracting more than 57,000 visitors from 140 countries.
Find out more about the Defence Export Strategy here